Officer District Park Renaming

Vote in the form below to help us choose the new name for Officer District Park. Voting open now until 10th June 2024.

It was always envisaged that Officer District Park was just a working title and would not be the ultimate name for the park. Community members are being invited to get involved in the process of choosing the ultimate name by voting for their preferred choice.

The park site slopes steeply to the north, south and west with a clear “look-out” point in the centre. This ridgeline extends east along skyline Drive. This ridgeline is the last high point before the land levels out towards Western Port. For this reason, it would have been a significant lookout point for the Traditional Owners.

As a culturally significant site, it was deemed appropriate and desirable for the ultimate name to be in Bunurong Language. As a first step in the process of developing a list of potential names for the park, the Parks Planning Team took up the opportunity to attend the Cardinia Koori kids celebration day in September 2022 to engage with more than 200 Koorie students from 21 different local schools from across Cardinia Shire. As part of this day, students were invited to learn more about the cultural significance and history of the proposed Officer District Park site and what the plans were for its future.

The students were given a list of relevant words in Bunurong Language, along with the English translation which they could use for inspiration or suggest their own. These were then grouped to create a shortlist.

Council officers then contacted Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to seek their feedback on the suitability of the shortlisted names, confirm the language and meanings were correct and to seek their endorsement of the use of the language for this purpose. This process has now been completed and the feedback of the broader community is being sought to determine which of the potential names becomes the ultimate name for the park. All names being proposed are traditional names in Bunurong Language.

The ultimate name will be unveiled to the community at the opening event for Stage 1 construction in late 2024.

Proposed Names

  • Kar Din Yarr

    Meaning: Look to the rising sun

  • Ngerwin

    Meaning: The Sun/Sunny

  • Djeembana

    Meaning: A place to meet

  • Karrbul Mile

    Meaning: High hill

  • Karrbul Biik

    Meaning: High land (vantage point)

  • Torongo

    Meaning: Heart

Hear our naming options for Officer District Park

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Construction Stage 1

Officer District Park Construction Stage 1

Officer District Park will be a 10-hectare adventure and nature park located on Lansell Avenue in Officer.

The Park’s masterplan was developed through extensive community consultation and adopted by Council in late-2018.

The park will be delivered in stages, with exciting features planned to be delivered as part of the current stage 1 works, including:

  • an incredible multi-level playground with a variety of play zones and experiences including two 20m-long embankment slides.
  • dog off leash area
  • Cardinia Shire’s first purpose-built Parkour Zone
  • fitness equipment including running stairs, exercise stations and a 1km loop track.
  • hillside lookout platform
  • wetland area with extensive landscaping
  • public toilets
  • picnic facilities

Stage 1 works commenced in October 2023 and are expected to be completed by late 2024, conditions permitting.

Please see below the Officer District Park Layout Plan:

Please see below an artistic impression of the proposed park design:


What will the park include?

Along with picnic lawn area, public toilets (near the cafe), car parking, open grassland areas and future road access from the princess highway Officer District Park will also have the below features:

The play space will have active, adventurous play opportunities for all ages. Whilst incorporating junior elements, thespace will focus on features to challenge tweens, teens and adults. It is set to include features such as parkour, an obstacle course, long slides, climbing, ropes, balance beams and climbing walls set into the hill to create an exciting, challenging, iconic and adventurous district play space. 

The café will provide social opportunities to meet and enjoy a coffee or snacks.

A dry creek bed water play space will provide natural sensory play next to the café. This junior space will complement the more active play areas focusing on older age groups. 

The fitness zone will complement the play space. Creating a steep stepped access path, the intent is to create an attractive yet challenging space to exercise and train in. 

A wheeled adventure trail will be included along the northern slope of the reserve to provide opportunities for people of all ages for mountain boarding and mountain bike riding.

A regional level skate park will provide skate, BMX and scooter opportunities to all ages. The facility will be able to cater large events. 

A partially-fenced, off-leash area at the southern edge of the reserve will have connections to the lower boundary path and car park. 

The wetlands will catch and treat park water runoff using Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) principles. WSUD will be included throughout the reserve and showcased in the wetland and board walk areas. A boardwalk will provide a walking trail through the wetlands to view wildlife and natural environmental systems. 

The lookout will be positioned centrally at the reserve’s highest point to take advantage of the surrounding views. 

An accessible path network will provide access to the main lookout and key parts of the reserve. 

These will provide access through the reserve and connections to the broader bicycle trail and nearby reserves. 

Previous Consultation

Design your park

Below are previous consultations where we sought your feedback on the following feature spaces within Officer District Park:

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Officer District Park site

Officer District Park site